Sermoneta

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Sermoneta
Comune
Comune di Sermoneta
Sermoneta dall'alto.png
Coat of arms of Sermoneta
Coat of arms
Sermoneta is located in Italy
Sermoneta
Sermoneta
Location of Sermoneta in Italy
Coordinates: 41°33′N 12°59′E / 41.550°N 12.983°E / 41.550; 12.983
Country Italy
Region Lazio
Province Latina (LT)
Frazioni Carrara, Doganella, Monticchio, Pontenuovo, Sermoneta Scalo, Tufette
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppina Giovannoli (since June 2004)
Area
 • Total 44 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 257 m (843 ft)
Population (1 June 2009[1])
 • Total 8,579
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Demonym Sermonetani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 04013
Dialing code 0773
Patron saint St. Joseph
Saint day March 19
Website Official website

Sermoneta is a hill town and comune in the province of Latina (Lazio), central Italy.

It is a walled hill town, with a 13th-century Romanesque cathedral called Cathedral of S. Maria Assunta and a massive castle, built by the Caetani family. The Cistercian Valvisciolo Abbey is located nearby. In the 13th-16th centuries, it was home to a flourishing Jewish community.

Sermoneta is the hometown of the humanist Aldo Manuzio and the Baroque painter Antonio Cavallucci.

Scenes of the 2007 film Silk featuring Keira Knightley were filmed in Sermoneta.

Notable residents[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Data from ISTAT